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Mark Allan Clamxav
Mark Allan Clamxav

Platform: Mac OS X; Virus Scanner; Freeware

"Pros: Updates from a database of new viral threats; scan entire disk or sensitive areas. Cons: Difficult to remove from your system."

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1 review

 

Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0
Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0

Platform: Win Vista, Win XP; Virus Scanner; Freeware

Expert Reviews considers this AV program to be a reasonable option if one is looking for free software that provides decent protection. It's overall performance is comparable to other paid-for …

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2 reviews

 

VirusScan Plus 2010
McAfee Antivirus Plus 2010

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Virus Scanner; No Freeware

"VirusScan Plus is ... relatively easy to use, and its warning pop-ups display plenty of information when it finds a threat. But some good features and a decent user interface can't …

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1 review | 10 opinions

 

 
Avira Antivir Personal Free Antivirus 9.0
Avira Antivir Personal Free Antivirus 9.0

Platform: Win Vista, Win XP; Virus Scanner; Freeware

"... This free version of AntiVir doesn't have any browser or drive-by download protection, which didn't help its performance in our web threat exposure tests. ... Its poor protection …

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1 review

 

G Data Antivirus 2010
G Data Antivirus 2010

Platform: Win Vista, Win XP; Virus Scanner; No Freeware

"Less technical users who are willing to forgo the best malware detection in favor of a more set-it-and-forget security solution might prefer our second-place finisher, Symantec Norton …

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1 review

 

NOD32 Antivirus 4
Eset NOD32 4.0

Platform: Win Vista, Win XP; Virus Scanner; No Freeware

After reviewing this software, PC Advisor concluded that it would be tough to recommend. They said that although it boasts speed that is nothing short of impressive, it makes no difference if the …

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3 reviews | 34 opinions

 

ClamWin Free Antivirus 0.95.3

Platform: Win 2008 Server, Win 2003 Server, Win 2000, Win Vista, Win XP, Microsoft Windows; …

"... Unfortunately, however unobtrusive ClamWin may be, we can't recommend it for the simple reason that it's useless at detecting viruses. In our recent Labs it missed an amazing 55 …

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1 review

 

Alwil Software Avast Professional Edition 4.8
Alwil Software Avast Professional Edition 4.8

Platform: Win XP, Win 2000, Win Vista; Virus Scanner; No Freeware

"What to make of Alwil Avast! Professional Edition 4.8? Alwil says that a new version of Avast due early next year revamps both the interface and the antivirus engine. We look forward to those …

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1 review

 

Trend Micro Antivirus + Antispyware 2010

Platform: Win Vista, Win XP, Microsoft Windows; Virus Scanner; No Freeware

"Trend Micro Antivirus + Antispyware looks good, but in this unique software category looks take a distinct back seat to performance. And Trend's malware detection performance lags too far …

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1 review

 

Antivirus Pro 9
Panda Security Antivirus Pro 2010

Virus Scanner; No Freeware

"Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 does a decent job at malware blocking, without being outstanding."

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1 review

 

 
F-Secure Antivirus 2010
F-Secure Antivirus 2010

Platform: Win Vista, Win XP; Virus Scanner; No Freeware

"F-Secure Anti-Virus 2010 holds its own at stopping malware, and, despite a few bugs, is relatively smooth and easy to use. But it just can't keep up with the top antivirus apps."

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1 review | 17 opinions

 

PC Tools iAntiVirus
PC Tools iAntiVirus

Platform: Mac OS X; Virus Scanner; No Freeware

The Mac antivirus field is a rarefied place, given the absence of viruses and the very infrequent trojan and malware issues. iAntiVirus from PC Tools is best seen next to ClamXav, which serves the …

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2 reviews

 

Norton AntiVirus Gaming Edition 2009
Symantec Norton AntiVirus Gaming ED 2009

Platform: Win Vista, Win XP; Virus Scanner; No Freeware

"... As you'd expect from a highly corporate attempt to entice gamers into buying your product, it includes a metallic interface, horrible choice of font and quite possibly the worst …

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1 review

 

ClamWin Free Antivirus (2009)
ClamWin Free Antivirus (2009)

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Virus Scanner; Freeware

"Although running an extra on-demand scan can be good as backup for your regular antivirus application, ClamWin Free Antivirus' poor detection rate means that you are better off running an …

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1 review

 

Alwil Software Avast Home Edition
Alwil Software Avast Home Edition

Virus Scanner; Freeware

"Alwil Avast Antivirus Home Edition will do a decent job protecting a PC from malware, and it's free, but if you're willing to put up with a less-than-perfect interface (and some ads), …

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1 review

 

PC Tools ThreatFire 4.5
PC Tools ThreatFire 4.5

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Virus Scanner; Freeware

"Although Threatfire is designed to run with other apps, and we had no problems in our tests, it has conflicted with AVG in the past. That aside, we recommend PC Tools Threatfire 4.5 as a strong …

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1 review

 

Avira AntiVir Personal Edition

Virus Scanner; Freeware

"Some less-than-friendly default behaviours make Avira AntiVir Personal a better choice for tech-savvy users who know how to muck about in the settings. If you're willing to put up with a …

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1 review

 

PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition
PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Virus Scanner

With other free software than can genuinely protect against malware on your PC, there is no reason to consider PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition. On the other hand, Threatfire 4.5, also from PC Tools …

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1 review

 

Lavasoft Ad-Aware Pro Anniversary Edition

Platform: Win Vista, Win XP; Virus Scanner; No Freeware

With enough real additions and improvements in Lavasoft's 10th anniversary edition of Ad-Aware Pro, frequent database updates, ease of use and solid scanning and detection, little is found to be …

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1 review

 

G Data G-Data Antivirus 2008
G Data G-Data Antivirus 2008

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Virus Scanner

The G-Data Antivirus 2008 is a package you can rely on to handle all the dirty work. PC Pro thought that G-Data Antivirus 2008 would give you the peace of mind you would need to get on with your …

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1 review

 

 


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